Monday, August 31, 2015

Aiken Touch a Truck

I have been wanting to take the boys to a Touch-a-Truck since they were infants. They were very popular in Virginia, but there were never any really close to us and the boys were still too young to justify driving a long time to go to one. We missed the one last year in South Carolina because of weather. We finally took the boys to their first Touch a Truck last month and it was as fun as I expected.

The ad for the Touch a Truck said that the firefighters were going to turn on the water for the kids to play in, so to wear their bathing suits. I put the boys in their swimming trunks, but the water wasn't turned on before we left. It was a VERY hot summer here this year, so we got there right at 9am when they started, to try and beat the heat.

The first thing we saw when we walked up was a couple fire trucks and one with the ladder extended.

The point of the event is for kids to get to explore all different types of trucks and vehicles, so it was very hands on. This was perfect for the boys, they loved being able to climb in and touch everything.

Carter in the fire truck.

In the back of the firetruck.

There were several different law enforcement vehicles and one police officers brought a dog for the kids to pet.

This police officer let the kids sit in the front seat, talk on the walkie talkie (to get a call) then they had to "respond" to the call, so he told them to turn on the lights and drive to the scene. It was so cute, the boys loved getting to play with all the things. The police officer was so sweet and good with kids.

After the fire trucks and police cars, we started exploring the huge field of other vehicles. They had everything you could imagine, ambulance, power company trucks, garbage trucks, school buses, helicopters, etc.

The boys, especially Carter, really love garbage trucks. They even got to pull on the rope that honks the horn.

All kinds of tractors, lawn mowers, etc there to explore.

I'm so glad we got there right when it started, because it was so busy. The boys were able to get on pretty much everything they wanted and we didn't have to wait too long.

In the back of a hum-v. I don't know if that's how it's spelled, I've never seen it written down, I've just heard people talk about them. Like an army hummer?

The ambulance had a stretcher out that the kids could lay down on.

The helper wanted to strap them down, but Carter was like "Nope!"

Haha, I love how Evan looks in this picture, he reminds me of a fish flopping around.

There were also several bounce houses--big ones. The boys spent some time over here, too.

They definitely have to try out all the bounce houses at anything we go to.

State Farm was there, handing out free waters and other goodies. I guess this bear is their mascot, but Evan went straight for him and just hugged him! I wish I would have got a picture of him hugging him, it was very sweet.

It was a little less than an hour to drive up there from our house. I plan on going next year also, I think it's so fun, even Greg was checking out different things. The boys really enjoyed it and it was free, so you can't beat that!

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